Watch Live: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Celebrates World Cup Win | NBC News

Watch Live: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Celebrates World Cup Win | NBC News


GET UP ON YOUR FEET AND DANCE TO THE BEAT OF BOGLE GOAL. YOUR SEATS. THE PROGRAM WILL BEGIN IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. >>ARE YOU GUYS READY TO SEE THE 2019 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONS? THAT’S RIGHT YOU GUYS. WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY AND WELCOME TO CITY HALL. WE HOPE THAT EVERYBODY IS HAVING FUN. MAKE SURE YOU STAY HYDRATED. WE HAVE WATER STATIONS HERE IF YOU NEED THEM. LET’S GO. WITH THE ORDER NOT HERE. LET’S KEEP IT GOING. WHENEVER YOU SEE THAT CAM I GET YOUR HANDS UP IN THE AIR. DID YOUR HANDS UP IN THE AIR. LET’S GO. ON EVERYBODY GET YOUR HANDS UP. THEY’RE ALL HERE. THIS IS HOW WE DO IT. LET’S GO. ON EVERYBODY WELCOME TO CITY HALL. ONE TEAM ONE NATION EVERYONE. I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE TIRED OUT THERE. LET’S GET YOUR HANDS UP. THEY GO ON. GET THEIR HANDS UP IN THE AIR. LET’S GO. 2019 WILL CHAMPIONS ARE IN THE BUILDING. LET US KNOW YOU ARE IN NYC CITY HALL. IF YOU’RE NOT FROM NEW YORK CITY PUT HER HANDS UP AND THERE RIGHT NOW. COME ON EVERYONE. I LIKE WHAT I SEE. LET’S GO. I SEE THAT SUNSHINE IN YOUR POCKET. SEE IT. LET’S GO ON. COME ON. ONE NATION ONE TEAM. PUT YOUR HANDS UP IN THEIR LET’S GO. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME FUN TODAY. I FEEL THAT ENERGY OUT HERE THEY ARE READY TODAY. >>ONE NATION ONE TEAM. EVERYONE SAYS THEY’RE READY. LET’S GO. WITH SAM KAMAN. WHEN THEY COME BY YOU GUYS BETTER SCREAM LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SCREAMED BEFORE. I MEAN CRAZY. I WANT TO HEAR IT. ALL AT THE STATEN ISLAND. LET’S GO. LET’S GO. >>WE ARE CELEBRATING. >>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS. OUR PROGRAM IS GOING TO BEGIN MOMENTARILY. WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY. AND WELCOME TO 2019 FEVER WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS LET’S GO. >>WE LOVE THAT SONG. >>THAT’S RIGHT. EVERYDAY PEOPLE WE SEE YOU OUT THERE. I LIKE THAT. AMAZING. IF YOU’VE ASSIGN AND IT’S A NICE ONE PUT IT UP. LET’S SEE IT. ONE NATION ONE TEAM. YOU SEE THAT SIGN. I LIKE THAT. WILL CHAMPIONS. THAT’S GOOD.. WE WANT YOU TO HOLD UP YOUR SIGNS. WE WENT TO SEE THEM. WHAT? I PROMISE I DIDN’T START THAT. LET’S GO. >>GOOD MORNING NEW YORK CITY. WELCOME TO CITY HALL AS WE CELEBRATE WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM AND THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP VICTORY. AND NOW, IT’S ON OF THE WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS, PLEASE WELCOME OUR HOST FOR THE DAY NEW YORK MAYOR PHIL DiBLASIO AND FIRST LADY SCHILLING McRAE. >>HELLO SOCCER FANS. ARE YOU READY TO CELEBRATE? WORLD CHAMPION WOMEN’S U.S. SOCCER TEAM. NOW. LET’S LET’S TRY THAT AGAIN. ARE YOU READY TO CELEBRATE THE GAME CHANGING, RECORD-BREAKING, BACK TO BACK WORLD CUP WINNING U.S. SOCCER TEAM? THAT’S RIGHT. THIS IS HOW WE WELCOME OUR HEROES BACK HOME. THE WORLD HAS BEEN WATCHING THESE ATHLETES OVER THE LAST MONTH. THEY’VE SHOWN US WHAT IT MEANS TO WORK HARD. AND TO NEVER GIVE UP. THEY INSPIRE US WITH FLAWLESS TEAMWORK. AND SHOWED US THAT PLAYING LIKE A GIRL IS TO BE UNBEATABLE. EVERYONE LOVES A WINNER. BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT ONE LOVES EVEN MORE? A WINNER WITH A MESSAGE. EQUAL PAY IN THE USA AND MORE. TODAY THEY ARE THE GREATEST SOCCER TEAM IN THE WORLD. AFTER MATCH AFTER MATCH THEY KNOW THAT THERE ARE NO LIMIT TO WHAT THEY CAN ACHIEVE. OUR CHAMPIONS HAVE SHOWN US AND THEY ARE STILL SHOWING US HOW TO STAND TOGETHER. FOR EQUAL RIGHTS. FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND FOR EQUAL PAY. DO WE STAND WITH OUR U.S. SOCCER TEAM? ARE WE GOING TO CELEBRATE THEM LIKE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS THAT THEY ARE? WE CHEER FOR THEM ON THE FIELD AND WE ARE WITHIN 20 OFF THE FIELD. USA EQUAL PAY. AND NOW, PLEASE WELCOME MY WORLD CUP CHEERING PARTNER MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR REMINDING US THAT THIS IS A MOMENT IN HISTORY. DID YOU SEE THE LOVE FOR THAT TEAM OUT THERE? DID YOU FEEL THE LOVE? THAT WAS A MOMENT. A MOMENT OF UNITY. A MOMENT WHERE ALL THE GOOD IN OUR NATION WAS HERE. YOU COULD FEEL IT. THIS TEAM BROUGHT US TOGETHER AND SHOWED US SO MUCH TO MAKE IS HOPEFUL. TODAY WE HAVE A MOMENT THAT WE WILL REMEMBER FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES. I WANT TO WELCOME EVERYONE HERE IN THE CITY AND AROUND THE COUNTRY WHO IS WATCHING. EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD WHO IS WATCHING. THIS IS A JOYOUS MOMENT. IN JUST A MOMENT, YOU’RE GOING TO BE INTRODUCED IN PERSON TO OUR CHAMPION TEAM. ARE YOU READY? 40 404 WORLD CUPS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN SOCCER. AND WE’RE SO PROUD THAT THEIR FIRST STOP WAS THE CANYON OF HEROES. HEROES AND HEROINES. WE KNOW HOW TO CELEBRATE HERE. THIS TEAM HAS DONE SOMETHING NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. THE GREATEST MUST WINNING SOCCER TEAM IN AMERICAN HISTORY. WHAT THEY ACCOMPLISHED WAS EXTRAORDINARY. THE THRILLING WIN AGAINST FRANCE IN THE QUARTERFINALS. THE EPIC SAVE IN THE FINALS AGAINST ENGLAND. AND THE ONE MORE GREAT HURDLE. THAT WE WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN MEGAN RAPINOE SCORED THAT PENALTY SHOT. AND WHEN LOWE’S ROSE LAVELLE SEALED THE VICTORY. THERE WAS A DEAFENING ROAR FOR OUR CHAMPIONS. WANT TO HEAR ONE MORE BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY STAND FOR. LET’S HEAR YOU SAY IT, USA EQUAL PAY. USA EQUAL PAY. USA, EQUAL PAY. >>AND UNDENIABLE TRUTH AND AN UNALIENABLE RIGHT. THE EQUALITY OF WOMEN MUST BE HERE. LET’S ENSURE THAT. THEY HAVE INSPIRED MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS AND THEY HAVE INSPIRED YOUNG WOMEN TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES TO BE BRAVE AND BOLD. TO BE FIERCE. WITH THIS TEAM HAS DONE WILL LIVE IN HISTORY BECAUSE EVERYONE SEES THIS. THIS IS AMERICANS TEAM. WE CANNOT BE MORE PROUD OF OUR TEAM. LATER ON IN THE CEREMONY WE WILL HONOR EACH PLAYER AND COACH WITH THE HIGHEST HONOR THAT WE CAN GET THE KEY TO THE CITY AND EVERYONE OF THEM HAS EARNED IT. ON BEHALF OF A DEBT 6 MILLION NEW YORKERS, WHAT AN HONOR TO HAVE THIS GREAT TEAM AMONG US AND REMEMBER WHAT THEY TOLD US. ONE NATION, ONE TEAM. ALTOGETHER. IS A GREAT HONOR OF INTRODUCING A STRAIN NO STRANGER TO SPORTS. THE ANCHOR OF GOOD MORNING AMERICA ROBIN ROBERTS. >>OKAY. SO I WOULD SAY LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED BUT WE ARE CONTINUING. LET’S BRING YOUR WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS OUT NOW. NO ONE HAS COACHED MORE GAMES IN NATIONAL TEAM HISTORY. SHE’S THE ONLY COACH TO WIN TWO WORLD CUP TITLES GOING BACK TO BACK 2015 TO 2019. JILL ALICE. DON SOFT. AT 21 YEARS OLD SHE IS QUARTER FOR SCHOOL IN FRANCE NUMBER TWO FORWARD MALLORY JUNE. NUMBER THREE MIDFIELDER SAMANTHA LEWIS. BECKY SALAZAR. SEMI FINAL WIN AGAINST ENGLAND SHELLEY O’HARA. NUMBER SIX MIDFIELDER MORGAN BREYER. NUMBER SEVEN DEFENDER KATHY DOG KEMPER. U.S. MIDFIELD AND ONE OF THE BEST BALL WINNERS JULIE AT’S. THE GAME-WINNING GOAL IN THE SEMI, NUMBER NINE MIDFIELDER LINDSAY WHEN HIM. THREE GOALS AND IS THE ALL-TIME LEADING GOAL OR NUMBER 10 CARLI LLOYD. SECOND HALF THE WORLD CUP FINAL, NUMBER 11 ALLIE KRIEGER. AT AGE 20 SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM NUMBER 12 SERNA DAVIDSON. >>SHE SCORED SIX GOALS IN FRANCE. THAT A SILVER BOOT NUMBER 13 ALEX MORGAN. >>SHE PLAYED IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL IN FRANCE EMILY BARNETT. SHE GOT THE BRONZE GO IN THE 2019 CUP AND SCORED THE GAME CLINCHING GOAL IN THE FINAL ROBINSON VOWEL. SHE ENTERTAINED THE WORLD WITH HER PLANK PLAY AND GOT IT IN THE QUARTERFINAL AGAINST FRANCE ONE OF THREE WORLD-CLASS GOALKEEPERS NUMBER 18 ASHLEY HARRIS. >>ONE OF THE BEST OFFENDERS NUMBER 19 CRYSTAL DONE. ONE OF THE LOCAL PLAYERS OF NEW YORK NUMBER 20 MIDFIELDER ALLIE WONG. >>THE TWO TIME GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR NUMBER 21 ADRIANO BROCK. THE ONLY MOM ON THE CUP TEAM NUMBER 22 JESSICA McDONALD. SHE’S GOT THE MOVES. SHE SCORED THE OPENING GOAL IN THE WORLD CUP SEMI FINAL OVER 23 FORWARD KRISTIN PRATT. WINNER OF THE GOLDEN BOWL BEST PLAYER OF THE CONFERENCE NUMBER 15 MEGAN RAPINOE. TAKE A SEAT. TAKE A SEAT.>>PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE SINGING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMED BY LAUREN G0. >>EVERYONE PLEASE TAKE A SEAT. THANK YOU. NOW TO A GERMAN WHO BEGAN HIS CAREER HERE IN LOWER MANHATTAN CARLOS CORDERO WHO IS U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION PRESIDENT. HE HAS SOME WORDS THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEW YORK CITY, YOU’VE OUTDONE YOURSELVES YET AGAIN. ONE UPGRADE. THANK YOU. MAYOR DiBLASIO ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US A U.S. SOCCER THANK YOU FOR HOSTING THIS AMAZING CELEBRATION. IF I CAN PARAPHRASE ONE OF NEW YORK’S GREATS, I FEEL LIKE ONE OF THE LUCKIEST, LUCKIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH. FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS I’VE BEEN LUCKY TO TRAVEL WITH LAUGH WITH CHEER FOR, CELEBRATE AND BE INSPIRED BY 23 OF THE GREATEST ATHLETES THAT THE U.S. HAS EVER PRODUCED. SOME HAVE ALREADY BEEN MENTIONED THIS MORNING. BUT WE CAN NEVER REPEAT THEM ENOUGH. THE ONLY TEAM TO EVER WIN 12 CONSECUTIVE WORLD CUP MATCHES. THE HIGHEST MARGIN OF VICTORY IN A MATCH. SCORING THE MOST CONSECUTIVE MATCHES CARLI LLOYD IN SIX CONSECUTIVE GAMES. GOALS BY NINE DIFFERENT PLAYERS. ANOTHER RECORD. THE HIGHEST SCORING TEAM IN WORLD CUP HISTORY. 26 GOALS. WINNER OF THE BRONZE GOAL ROSE LAVELLE. WINNER OF THIS OVER AND EQUALING THE MOST GOALS EVER SCORED IN A SINGLE MATCH ALEX MORGAN. MEGAN RAPPA NO. >>TOGETHER AS ONE UNITED TEAM NOT JUST ONE, TWO OR THREE WORLD CUP WINS, THERE’S AN UNPRECEDENTED FOR WORLD CUP TITLES. TODAY WE NOT ONLY CELEBRATE THIS GREAT TEAM ON THE FIELD BUT WE MUST ALSO HONOR THE TEAM BEHIND THEM. COACH SUE ELLEN THE FIRST THE FIRST WOMEN’S COACH AND ONLY THE SECOND SOCCER COACH IN NEARLY 100 YEARS TO WIN BACK TO BACK WORLD CUP TITLES. AND OF COURSE THE ENTIRE 35% OF STAFF BEHIND THE SCENES. TRAINERS, ANALYSTS AND MEDICAL STAFF. EQUIPMENT MANAGERS AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST ADMINISTRATORS. AND OF COURSE THE TIRELESS STAFF BACK IN CHICAGO. THE PLAYERS AND FEDERATION SUCCEEDS BECAUSE OF YOU. THIS IS A CELEBRATION OF SOCCER IN AMERICA. WE THINK THE MILLION OF FANS ALL OVER THE USA. WE THINK THE MORE THAN 30,000 FANS WHO MADE THIS JOURNEY TO CHEER US ON IN FRANCE. AND WE THANK ALL OF YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY. WE ARE ALL PART OF U.S. SOCCER. BY THE WAY THESE PLAYERS COME OUT HERE IN THE WORLD CUP CHEER ON YOUR LOCAL TEAMS THIS YEAR. >>PLEASE COME JOIN US FOR THE VICTORY TOUR ACROSS AMERICA. WHICH BEGINS ON AUGUST 3 IN LOS ANGELES. WATCHING AT HOME THERE ARE MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS OF YOUNG GIRLS AND BOYS WHO LOOK AT THE 23 WORLD-CLASS HISTORY MAKING ATHLETES AND THEY SAY I WANT TO BE LIKE THEM. TOGETHER, WE CAN HELP THOSE DREAMS COME TRUE. TO THE WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM IN THE MILLIONS THAT SUPPORT THEM, IN RECENT MONTHS, YOU HAVE RAISED YOUR VOICES FREE QUALITY. TODAY ON BEHALF OF U.S. SOCCER I WANT TO SAY WE HEAR YOU WE BELIEVE YOU KNEW AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO DOING RIGHT BY YOU. THAT IS WHY, OVER THE YEARS TO THE PROFESSIONALLY, AND THE WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM U.S. SOCCER HAS INVESTED MORE THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. WE WILL CONTINUE TO INVEST MORE IN WOMEN’S SOCCER THAN ANY IN THE WORLD AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS INCLUDING OUR FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME. WE BELIEVE THAT U.S. SOCCER ALL FEMALE ATHLETES DESERVE FAIR AND EQUITABLE FIT PAY. TOGETHER I BELIEVE WE CAN GET THIS DONE. BECAUSE AS THIS TEAM HAS TAUGHT US IS ABOUT WHAT YOU STAND FOR OFF THE FIELD. IT IS ABOUT WHO WE ARE AS A SPORT AND A COUNTRY. THE 2019 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ONE NATION ONE TEAM GO USA. OKAY WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM THE PLAYERS NOW. WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN WITH A WOMAN WHO HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR U.S. SOCCER, WHETHER IT IS THE WORLD CUP TEAM OR THE OLYMPICS THE THIRD ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER IN THE HISTORY OF WOMEN SOCCER BELLAMY LLOYD.>>LET ME TO SAY THIS FIRST, I HAVE 22 OF THE BEST FRIENDS BEHIND ME. AND I FEEL LIKE I’M ALWAYS TRAINING A BIT. BUT THIS IS INCREDIBLE. THANK YOU FOR U.S. SOCCER AND THE SUPPORT STAFF HERE. YOU GUYS WORK TIRELESSLY WITH NINE DIFFERENT HOTELS IN OUR JOURNEY IN THE WORLD CUP. THEY DON’T GIVE YOU THE CREDIT YOU DESERVE. THE KONG GROUP EVERYBODY I AM SUPER PROUD OF THIS TEAM. WE WERE HERE FOUR YEARS AGO AND HE NEVER GETS OLD. I’M SUPER PROUD OF EVERY PLAYER ON THE SCENE. ALL 23 PLAYERS HAD TO GET THOSE POINTS. EVERYONE PLAYED A ROLE AND IT IS INCREDIBLE TO SEE SOME DIFFERENT PLAYERS STEP UP AND COME THROUGH FOR US. IN EVERY MATCH WE NEEDED SOMEONE TO GET A TESTAMENT TO GET BEHIND US. A TALENTED GROUP. WE DON’T HAVE A FEW OF OUR OTHER COACHES. I’M NOT SURE DAWN IS DJ BRYCE, BRIAN IT WAS A TOUGH COUPLE OF YEARS TO GET TO THIS POINT. WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU GUYS. TO YOU FANS IN NEW YORK CITY YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING. THE SUPPORT TO GET THE SPRAY GOING YOU GUYS ARE TRULY AMAZING. I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT. I MAJORS IT GIRL THROUGH AND THROUGH BUT NEW YORK IS JUST AS CLOSE. THANK YOU GUYS INTO THE CITY OF NEW YORK. THE MAYOR AND EVERYONE THAT PLAYED A ROLE HERE WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH. HERE IS TO THE NEXT CHAPTER. MAYBE WE WILL SEE YOU ANOTHER FOUR YEARS. >>THIS NEXT PLAYER, REALLY, >>I HAVE A HANKERING FOR A TEA RIGHT NOW? WHY COULD THAT BE? BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ALEX MORGAN APPEAR TALKING TO US. ALEX. >>I JUST WANT TO SAY, I AM LOVING THE ENTHUSIASM. IT IS NOT EVEN NOON YET. SO THANK YOU GUYS. AND THANK YOU GUYS, FOR BRINGING THE HEAT. I ALSO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SIGNS AND YOUR POSTERS. WE APPRECIATE IT. KEEP IT GOING. THE USA CHANCE, I MET. BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH, NEW YORK CITY, FOR COMING OUT. OVER 1 MILLION PEOPLE, PLENTY MORE. THIS MORNING. IT IS VERY HOT YOU GUYS. AND I WANT TO JUST THINK MAYOR DE BLASIO FOR GIVING US ANOTHER KEY SOON ENOUGH TO THE CITY HALL. SOON ENOUGH YOU’RE GOING TO NEED TO CHANGE YOUR LOCKS. SO, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. I THINK THAT WE HAVE BEEN KNOWN AS AMERICA’S FAVORITE SOCCER TEAM. BUT, FROM HERE ON OUT, WE WILL JUST BE KNOWN AS AMERICA’S TEAM. THANK YOU, GUYS. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH. >>SO, ALEX, SINCE YOU BROUGHT UP ABOUT THE KEYS, THE MAYOR AND FIRST LADIES WILL NOW PRESENT THE KEYS TO THE TEAM AND COACHING STAFF. AND, WE WILL BEGIN – THERE YOU GO. >>I KNOW THERE IS A LOW, BUT THEY WILL PICK IT UP. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT. ARE WE READY? FOR THE KEYS OF THE CITY TO BE PRESENTED TO THE TEAM? FIRST OF ALL, COACH JILL ELLIS. COACH ELLIS. THE KEYS. THE KEY. COME ON. THE KEYS. YES. >>[ MUSIC ] >>SO, –. >>[ MUSIC ] >>COACH GRAHAM ABLE. >>ALYSSA NAEHER. HERE’S YOUR KEY. >>VALERY –. VALERIE. MALLORY PUGH. THERE YOU ARE. >>[ MUSIC ] >>SAMANTHA MEWIS . >>BECKY SAUERBRUNN. >>KELLEY O BE A >>I AM SO SORRY. I NEED A HEARING AID, APPARENTLY. >>MORGAN BRIAN. >>ABBY DAHLKEMPER >>ANOTHER EAGLES FAN, JULIE ERTZ. >>LINDSEY HORAN.>>– GET UP HERE. >>ALI KRIEGER. >>TEAR IN A DAVIDSON >>ALEX MORGAN TENANT >>EMILY SONNETT. EMILY SONNETT. >>ROSE LAVELLE. >>TOBIN HEATH. >>ASHLYN HARRIS.>>ALLIE LONG. >>ADRIANA FRANCH . >>WE HAVE GOT TO GIVE IT UP, Y’ALL, FOR CRYSTAL DUNN. >>JESSICA McDONALD. >>CHRISTEN PRESS>>MEGAN RAPINOE.>>IT CANNOT BE UNDERSTATED, THE GREATNESS OF THIS TEAM. THE TALENT, THE LOVE, EVERYTHING THAT GOES INTO IT. THE SUPPORT STAFF, AS THEY TALKED ABOUT. THE COACHING STAFF, LED BY NONE OTHER THAN COACH JILL ELLIS.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. HE’S MAKING ME TALLER. THAT’S A GOOD THING. COOL. COOL, GO. I WANT TO THANK THE MAYOR, THE MAYOR’S OFFICE, ALL THE POLICE AND EXTRA PERSONNEL THAT HELPED PUT THIS ON. AND TO YOU GUYS, THANK YOU FOR SHOWING UP AGAIN. I AM NOT GOING TO LIE. WHEN WE WERE GOING TO FRANCE, IT’S LIKE, OH, I HOPE YOU HAVE SOME FANS COME. YOU GUYS WERE UNBELIEVABLE IN TERMS OF SHOWING UP. THANK YOU. SO, I KNOW THAT THESE GUYS ARE AN INSPIRATION. BUT I JUST WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO TWO GENTLEMEN, TWO WORLD WAR II VETERANS THAT WERE INSPIRATIONS FOR US. — AND STEVE –. WE MET THEM IN NORMANDY. AND I’M GONNA TELL YOU, THEY MOVED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. AND PART OF IT WAS TO PLAY FOR THEM. BECAUSE WE KNEW WE WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COUNTRY. SO, THANK YOU TO THEM. I’M GOING TO SAVE THESE GUYS FOR LAUGHS, LAST. BUT THE STAFF, NO WAY IN WITHOUT WORLD- CLASS STAFF, DO WE GET THIS DONE. I THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. YOU WERE THE GLUE IN THIS TEAM. AND, I COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU. SO, THANK YOU SO MUCH. AND TO THIS CRAZY GROUP, WHAT A FREAKING RIDE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. IT HAS BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PRIVILEGE, A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH YOU. YOU ARE INCREDIBLY CHALLENGING GROUP. YOU MAKE OUR JOB LOOK EASY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. AND ALL THE BEST. HERE WE GO. >>THANK YOU, COACH JILL. I GOTTA TELL YOU, THIS TEAM, I MEAN, THEY ARE GOING TO, GET ON A PLANE, FLY TO THE WEST COAST, AND BE HONORED AT THE SP’S TONIGHT.’S IT’S CRAZY. BUT WERE NOT GOING TO LEAVE UNTIL WE HEAR FROM MEGAN RAPINOE. >>LET’S GO NEW YORK CITY. I SEE YOU ALL RIGHT HERE. I SEE EVERYONE IN THE DISTANCE AS WELL. HELLO BACK THERE. THIS IS CRAZY. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE. I AM AT A LOSS FOR WORDS. I MEAN, I WILL FIND THEM, DON’T WORRY. BUT, RIDICULOUS. FIRST AND FOREMOST, MY TEAMMATES. BIG SHOUT OUT TO THE TEAMMATES. EVERYBODY. GIVE THEM A CLAP. THIS GROUP IS SO RESILIENT. IS SO TOUGH. HAS SUCH A SENSE OF HUMOR. IT’S JUST SO BAD ASKED. THERE IS NOTHING , NOTHING THAT CAN PHASE THIS GROUP. WE ARE CHILLING. WE GOT –. WE GOT CELEBRATION. WE HAVE PINK HAIR AND PURPLE HAIR. WE HAVE TATTOOS, DREADLOCKS. WE GOT WHITE GIRLS AND BLACK GIRLS. AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. STRAIGHT GIRLS, GIRLS. HEY. I COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD TO BE A COCAPTAIN WITH CARLY AND ALEX ON THIS TEAM. IT’S MY ABSOLUTE HONOR TO LEAD THIS TEAM OUT ON THE FIELD. THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE THAT I WOULD RATHER BE. EVEN IN THE PRESIDENTIAL FOR A. I’M BUSY. I’M SORRY. TO THE STAFF, TO THE COACHING STAFF. THE TECHNICAL STAFF. TO THE MEDICAL STAFF, TO THE SUPPORT STAFF AND THE MASSAGE THERAPIST, THE VIDEOGRAPHERS. >>–. TO OUR SECURITY, TO OUR MEDIA PEOPLE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOU MAKE OUR JOBS SO EASY. WE DON’T HAVE TO FOCUS ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT WE HAVE TO DO ON THE FIELD. THANK YOU. FOR THAT. CONSIDERATION. CARLOS. THANK YOU. YOU WERE INCREDIBLE THIS WORLD CUP. I KNOW THAT YOU GOT A LITTLE — UP HERE. A COUPLE OF CHANCE. THINK THAT –. RIGHT? EVERYBODY GETS BOOED. EVERYBODY IN A POSITION OF POWER GETS BOOED. I’M GONNA STICK AT STICK MY NECK OUT THERE LITTLE BIT. I’M GOING TO JOIN CARLOS. I THINK IS WITH US. HE’S ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THINGS. I THINK IS GOOD TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT. HE HAS PROVEN EVERY DAY SINCE HE HAS BEEN — THAT HE’S WITH US. HE WAS WITH US EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE WORLD CUP. NOT ONLY FROM JUST A PERSONAL STANDPOINT, HOW MUCH THAT MEANS TO US, BUT, JUST FROM A OUTLOOK STANDPOINT, ALL THE EYES LOOKING IN, THIS MAN WAS THERE. HE WAS IN THE TUNNEL EVERY SINGLE GAME. HE WAS CELEBRATING EVERY SINGLE GAME. WE APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOLDING THOSE –. TO THE MAYOR’S OFFICE, BILL DiBLASIO, THIS IS OUR SECOND TIME AROUND. THANK YOU FOR HOSTING US. ALSO TO THE GOVERNOR, CUOMO IS HOW I THINK YOU PRONOUNCE IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HOSTING US. TO THE NYPD, TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HERE, TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN. THANK YOU SO MUCH. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT EVERYONE. WE REALLY DO APPRECIATE ALL THAT IT TAKES TO SHUT DOWN THE BIGGEST BEST — IN THE WORLD. — BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD. THANK YOU FOR THAT. THAT MEANS THE WORLD TO US. I THINK I WILL JUST END WITH THIS. THIS IS MY CHARGE TO EVERYONE. WE HAVE TO BE BETTER. WE HAVE TO LOVE MORE. HATE LESS. WE GOT A LISTEN MORE, AND TALK LESS. WE GOT TO KNOW THAT THIS IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY. EVERY SINGLE PERSON HERE. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO IS NOT HERE. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO DOES NOT WANT TO BE HERE. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO AGREES AND DOESN’T AGREE. IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE. I THINK THIS TEAM DOES AN INCREDIBLE JOB OF TAKING THAT ON OUR SHOULDERS. AND UNDERSTANDING THE POSITION THAT WE HAVE IN THE PLATFORM THAT WE HAVE WITHIN THIS WORLD. YES, WE PLAY SPORTS. YES, WE PLAY SOCCER. YES, WE ARE FEMALE ATHLETES. BUT WE ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. YOU ARE MORE THAN A FAN. YOU ARE MORE THAN SOMEONE WHO JUST SUPPORTS SPORTS. YOU ARE MORE THAN SOMEONE WHO TUNES IN EVERY FOUR YEARS. YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO WALKS THE STREETS EVERY SINGLE DAY. YOU INTERACT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY EVERY SINGLE DAY. HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR COMMUNITY BETTER? HOW DO YOU MAKE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU BETTER? YOUR FAMILY, YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS. THE 10 CLOSEST PEOPLE TO YOU. 20 CLOSEST PEOPLE TO YOU. AND MOST, HUNDRED CLOSEST PEOPLE TO YOU. IT IS EVERY SINGLE PERSON’S RESPONSIBILITY, IT IS IN SO MUCH CONTENTION IN THESE LAST YEARS, I HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF THAT. I HAVE BEEN A PERPETRATOR OF THAT. BUT A FIVE WAS THE FEDERATION, SORRY FOR SOME OF THE THINGS I SAID. NOT ALL OF THE THINGS. BUT IT’S TIME TO COME TOGETHER. THIS CONVERSATION IS AT THE NEXTEP. WE HAVE TO COLLABORATE. IT TAKES EVERYBODY. THIS IS MY CHARGED EVERYBODY. DO WHAT YOU CAN. DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. STEP OUTSIDE YOURSELF. BE MORE. BE BETTER. BE BIGGER THAN YOU HAVE EVER BEEN BEFORE. IF THIS TEAM IS ANY REPRESENTATION OF WHAT YOU CAN BE, WHEN YOU DO THAT, PLEASE TAKE THIS AS AN EXAMPLE. THIS GROUP IS INCREDIBLE. WE TOOK SO MUCH ON HER SHOULDERS. TO BE HERE TODAY. TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU TODAY. AND WE DID IT WITH A SMILE. SO, DO THE SAME FOR US. PLEASE. I ASK YOU. USA –. >>CHANTING >>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MEGAN RAPINOE. WE ALL LOVE HER. WE ALL HONOR HER. LET’S TAKE UP HER MESSAGE TO HEART BECAUSE IT’S BEAUTIFUL. EVERYONE, I WANT YOU TO HELP ME THANK EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS PARADE POSSIBLE. THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT. ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE ROOF, KEPT EVERYONE SAFE AND MADE IT WORK. ALL THE PEOPLE WHO THROUGH THE CONFETTI. DO WE LOVE THEM? CONFETTI THROWERS, THANK YOU. EVERYONE THIS TEAM IS FOR THE AGES. SO NOW, I ASK ALL THE TEAM MEMBERS, COME FORWARD ONE MORE TIME TO THE FRONT SO EVERYONE CAN SEE YOU AND EVERYONE CAN THANK YOU ONE LAST TIME. GIVE IT UP EVERYBODY FOR THE AMERICAN TEAM. >> CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN TO THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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